Document.CompatibilityMode Property (Word)
Returns a Long that specifies the compatibility mode that Word uses when opening the document. Read-only.
expression An expression that returns a 'Document' object.
When you open a document in Word that was created in a previous version of Word, Compatibility Mode is turned on. Compatibility Mode ensures that no new or enhanced features in Word are available while working with a document, so that people who edit the document using previous versions of Word will have full editing capabilities.
The following example shows how to check if a document is in full fidelity mode before using a new feature. In this case, if the document compatibility mode supports using content controls, then a check box content control is added to the document.
Sub InsertCheckbox() If (Application.Version = ActiveDocument.CompatibilityMode) Then Selection.Range.ContentControls.Add (wdContentControlCheckBox) End If End Sub